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March 16, 1997

Mary Case's letter (Letters, Feb. 23) about the Ten Commandments contains errors of fact. There was no Church of England in 1215. It did not exist until 1529, when Henry VIII of England persuaded Parliament to establish the new church so he could obtain a divorce.

The Catholic Church of 1215 was not "behind the Magna Carta." That document was extorted from King John by the landed barons of England who were more concerned with their own interests than anyone else's.

JUDSON VOYLES

Long Beach

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